In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, we will have special hours on Thursday, November 22nd. Please note the following changes to our class schedule: All afternoon classes will be cancelled Performance Fitness Endurance 9 am Performance Fitness CrossFit 10 am Scholastic 10 am Performance Fitness Weightlifting 9 am Open Gym 9am – 11 am Friday’s classes will resume as scheduled Join us for our 9th Annual Thanksgiving Day Workout (all members are welcome and can bring a friend or family member for free). We’ll have coffee available after the workout.
Athletic Lab is home to professional athletes, young kids and adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. Our community is an incredibly diverse group of goal-oriented and hard-working individuals. Each month we highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of November, we've chosen Mario Döring. He is a member of our Performance Fitness Program. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. ___________ Name: Mario Döring What city were you born in? Albstadt (Germany) What do you do when you're not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? I am working for a German company as a research engineer at the NC State campus in Raleigh. Athletic Lab is my biggest hobby right now, but I also like to watch football (Seahawks) and sports in general. What's your favorite exercise? Least favorite? Favorites: Rowing, Assault bike and Running (I love running); Least Favorites: Cleans, Thrusters and Lunges What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training at Athletic Lab? My weight loss (about 90 pounds) and the ability to learn/do exercises I could not do when I was heavier. What motivates you? To get better every day and the competition with the other members (especially Karthick… ;))
A day after presenting in Toronto at the RCCSS "Kick It" conference, Athletic Lab's Dr. Mike Young provided a private workshop to the Exercise Science graduate students of Ohio University. The workshop focused on the science and training of speed. If you are interested in having Dr. Young and any other Athletic Lab staff lecture or provide a private workshop for your organization please contact us for details.
Athletic Lab's Dr. Mike Young recently spoke at theRoyal College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences (RCCSS) "Kick It" conference in Toronto, Canada. The RCCSS is the largest sport science group in Canada and put on an annual summit for coaches, therapists, chiropractors and other fitness and wellness professionals. Each year, the organization brings together international leaders to speak on the year's theme. In 2018, the theme was "Soccer - An Integrated Approach to Performance Enhancement" and Young gave a lecture on "High Performance Training for Soccer." In 2013, Young presented at the group's "Run Faster" Summit and returned in 2015 to present at the "Train Smarter" summit. If you are interested in having Dr. Young and any other Athletic Lab staff lecture or provide a private workshop for your organization please contact us for details.
Athletic Lab's Dr. Mike Young recently returned from speaking at the 1st European International Meeting for High Performance Training. The world class event was hosted at the Expolima convention center in Pointe de Lima, Portugal. The event was put on by Elite Training Brazil which is the top coaching education company in South America. The event was attended by almost 200 coaches from over a dozen countries. The event featured an international lineup of world renowned coaches and sports scientists. Mike shared the stage with Dr. Dan Baker, Brett Bartholomew, David Joyce, and Dr. Matt Jordan, Dr. Sophia Nimphius and Mladen Jovanovic for the 6 day conference. Athletic Lab had the privilege of hosting Dr. Jordan at our 2017 High Performance Athletic Development Conference and Dr. Baker at a Velocity Based Training Workshop in 2016. If you are interested in having Dr. Young and any other Athletic Lab staff lecture or provide a private workshop for your organization please contact us for details.
Athletic Lab is home to professional athletes, young kids and adults looking to be the best version of themselves they can be. Our community is an incredibly diverse group of goal-oriented and hard-working individuals. Each month we highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of October, we've chosen the North Carolina Courage Football Club. The Courage have trained at Athletic Lab the past 2 years and Athletic Lab's Mike Young is on staff with the team as their Director of Performance. In late September, the Courage capped what is arguably the most dominant season in women's professional soccer history. During the 2018 season, the North Carolina Courage claimed a historic treble, winning the Women’s International Champions Cup over Paris St Germain and Lyon, the NWSL Shield and the NWSL Championship. Along the way the team broke multiple records in the most dominant and most successful U.S. women’s professional soccer season to date. During the regular season the team set the NWSL records for wins (17), regular-season points (57) and regular-season goals (53). The team stormed through the post-season making their second consecutive league final by beating the Chicago Red Stars 2-0 and the Portland Thorns 5-0. You can also check out our previous members of the month here.
[This is a guest post by Kyle O'Toole is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer with National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is currently an Athletic Development Intern at Athletic Lab and you can reach him on Instagram @beyourownbest4life.] Blood flow restriction training has received a lot of attention lately but many still have questions on the potential benefits. This infographic from Kyle O'Toole provides great insight on when it might be useful.
Athletic Lab is proud to announce a major change to our Scholastic Sports Performance Program. Beginning on Monday October 29th, the Scholastic Sports Performance small group training program will undergo the following changes: Synched with the Sport Calendar: Last year we moved to a planned, progressive, semi-individualized training setup for all athletes in the Scholastic Sports Performance group training sessions. We are now improving upon that by having our training programs planned around the North Carolina high school sports seasons. Athletes will train in either off-season prep or in-season maintenance programs. The off-season program will prepare the athlete for the demands of the upcoming sports season. The in-season program is designed to maintain and build on the physical gains from the off-season. Each program will reset every 13 weeks so that it starts and ends alongside the high school competitive calendar. Addition of Conditioning: We are also adding a conditioning section at the end each training session. The addition of conditioning to the speed, and strength training we have been offering makes the new format a more well rounded training experience that will better prepare athletes for all the physical demands of their sport. The new format will begin on October 29th. Existing members of our Scholastic Sports Performance program will automatically be enrolled in the new program at no additional cost.
Athletic Lab hosted it's annual Fall Classic Weightlifting meet on Saturday, September 22nd. Check out the full results and medal winners below: Fall Classic Results Fall Classic Medal Winners Athletic Lab hosted competitors from all over North Carolina and surrounding states. Returning athletes and new faces alike shared the platform looking for personal bests, with several hitting national level qualifying totals. The Fall Classic was the 3rd meet of 2018, showing Athletic Lab's commitment to doing it's part in fueling a large culture of weightlifting in the Southeast region. High quality photos from the meet can be found here. *Click here to sign up now for the Athletic Lab Weightlifting Winter Classic for early-bird pricing!
Athletic Lab’s Dr. Mike Young recently gave two talks at the Athletik Konferenz in Germany. Young gave 2 talks at the 2 day event that was hosted at Sportschule Hennef in Hennef. Young spoke about Eccentric strength training progressions, means and methods and Developing strength that transfers to sport performance. The event was sponsored by Pullsh, featured international speakers from Russia, the US, Holland, Germany and the UK, and brought together many of the top coaches from around Germany. If you are interested in having Dr. Young or any other Athletic Lab staff lecture or provide a private workshop for your organization please contact us for details.